Despite coming from a very well-known household, Jamie Lee Curtis has now achieved equal fame to her parents. The 63-year-old has a long and successful profession as an actor. She has also been married to her husband for a long time and has raised three children.
Curtis hasn’t always been confident in herself, so that’s not to say. Additionally, she underwent cosmetic surgery multiple times due to remarks made by others.
The 63-year-old Jamie Lee, however, believes that the changes she attempted to make were humiliating and no longer supports cosmetic surgery. She has requested that they cease “f**king with your face” instead.
Jamie Lee Curtis was raised in less-than-ideal circumstances, despite coming from a very well-known family.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, two well-known performers, were among Curtis’ wealthy family when he was born there on November 22, 1958. However, it came out that her birth may not have been solely motivated by her parent’s desire to have another child, at least in Jamie Lee’s opinion.
Jamie Lee Curtis’s youth
She even admitted to the Huffington Post that her parents had only her to keep their union together.
“By the time I came along, following my sister, Kelly, by two and a half years, my parents’ bond had deteriorated precipitously as their stardom grew. And like any other save-the-marriage baby, I failed,” Jamie Lee Curtis said.
“Janet suffered public embarrassment as Tony chose a 17-year-old replacement, a German actress with whom he was working, and she felt the slings and arrows of tabloid gossip and innuendo. She told me that she did the memorable scene on the train in The Manchurian Candidate the day she found out that Tony had filed for divorce.”
In her early years, Jamie had no intention of becoming an actor. She cheered for her schools, the exclusive Beverly Hills High and the Los Angeles all-girls Westlake School. There, the renown of her parents once more caused some issues.
Because of their fame, news stories about their personal affairs and scandals frequently appeared in newspapers. Curtis consequently became entangled in the chaos. She struggled to discover her personality as a result.
“It was never forgotten who my parents were,” Jamie told Rolling Stone. “Whenever I met anyone new, I was introduced as Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh’s daughter.”
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“It screwed with my head,” she added.
First broadcast job and the success of “Halloween.”
“You’re a child trying to develop an identity and a sense of self-worth, and all this Hollywood stuff plagues you and makes you wonder who you are. Then you’re twelve through eighteen and developing sexually and emotionally. And it’s hard. My time in high school was just a f*cking killer.”
Janet Leigh, Jamie’s mother, departed for Broadway in 1975. Jamie joined her and registered at Coate, a boarding school in Connecticut.
It wasn’t long before she decided she also wanted to pursue an acting career and applied for the teen detective Nancy Drew role. Jamie Lee Curtis left the University of the Pacific after just one semester to pursue her goal of working in a show business like her parents.
Curtis was able to land more bit parts, including one in the Columbo television series. When she was 20, she had her major break as the lead in John Carpenter’s acclaimed horror movie Halloween.
Like actors who excel in one particular field, Jamie Lee Curtis was given more parts in the same genre after the success of her horror film. She later starred in the 1980 movies Prom Night, The Fog, and Halloween II in addition to the prequel to Halloween.
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Curtis became known as “Scream Queen” due to the number of horror films she starred in. She is utterly terrified, however, when she is observing them.
“I do not like horror movies. I do not say this for a joke, although it gets a laugh, I don’t,” Curtis told NME.
Jamie Lee Curtis’s movies, accolades, and wealth
“There’s nothing I like about being scared. I’m this person [puts hands over her face]. I sing songs to myself when things are terrifying. I mean, [explicit] Aladdin scared me. I’m not joking! Do you know when Jafar will become a dragon? With his red eyes and stuff? That sh*t scared me.”
Jamie ultimately transitioned to acting, playing the lead in movies outside the horror genre like Love Letters (1983) and Perfect (1985), in which he co-starred with John Travolta.
As the 1990s drew near, she landed one of her most well-known parts as the protagonist of the comedy A Fish Called Wanda. A Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical was given to her for her work in the comedy Anything But Love when she returned to acting in television.
Her act in the comedy or musical True Lies, in which she co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger, earned Curtin her second Golden Globe in 1995 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Curtis returned to the horror genre despite writing in various categories. The first screening of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later took place in 1998. Even as recently as 2018, the original “Screen Queen” returned to Halloween as Laurie Strode.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, her estimated net worth is $60 million.
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Halloween Ends, the following movie in her resume, is scheduled for release in 2022.
Family, spouse, and kids of Jamie Lee Curtis
In addition to being a successful and highly regarded actor, Jamie Lee Curtis discovered her true love. They are still together today after she wed Christopher Guest in 1984.
Additionally, a performer, Christopher is best known for his part in the 1984 movie Spinal Tap. Although they dated for a while before getting married, Jamie Lee Curtis was aware of their impending nuptials even before they spoke.
“[Producer and co-writer of Halloween Debra Hill] and I was flipping through a Rolling Stone magazine when I turned to a photograph of three men,” Curtis wrote in a piece for Oprah.com.
“I looked at the man on the right, wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish smirk. I’d never seen him before, but I pointed at him. ‘I’m going to marry that man,’ I told my friend.”
Through their respective agents, they swapped phone numbers with Christopher.
He never phoned her, though, and Jamie started dating someone else. After sending her then-date off for a “friendly but final goodbye” at the airport, she went to a restaurant for dinner.
Their secret for a happy marriage
“I glanced up and found myself staring straight at Chris, three tables away. He waved to me as if to say, ‘I’m the guy you called.’ I waved back: ‘I’m the woman who called you.’ A few minutes later, he got up to leave. Standing 20 feet away, he shrugged his shoulders and put up his hand as if to say, ‘I’ll see ya.’”
They went on their first date in July 1984, and they were married by December. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher adopted Annie (born in 1986) and Ruby (1996). Ruby, who has come out as transgender, was formerly known as Thomas.
“It was scary just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know,” Ruby told People in 2021. “It was intimidating, but I wasn’t worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life.”
So, what is their big secret to having a long-lasting marriage? Curtis thinks it’s fairly straightforward.
“Don’t get divorced,” she told Today. “It’s a fascinating thing. I could write a book on marriage called Don’t Leave.”
Nowadays, a lot of people in Hollywood as well as other locations, of course, decide to undergo plastic surgery. Janice Dickinson and Simon Cowell are just two examples of individuals undergoing procedures.
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Regarding Jamie Lee Curtis, she underwent cosmetic surgery after a cameraman remarked on her “puffy eyes” while they were filming.
Procedures and cosmetic surgery for Jamie Lee Curtis
“I naturally had puffy eyes. If you see photographs of me as a child, I look like I haven’t slept. I’ve always been that person, and we were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene”, and [the cameraman] said, “I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy,” Curtis told Variety.
“I was so mortified and embarrassed and had just so much shame about it that after that movie, I went and had routine plastic surgery to remove the puffiness.”
Jamie Lee Curtis disclosed that she had received some additional procedures, including a “little lipo” and some botox, in a 2002 interview with More. But afterward, she felt cheated.
“None of it works. None of it,” Jamie told More.
“It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”
Jamie Lee Curtis still has the same feelings twenty years after the More interview. In addition, she encourages people to accept aging naturally rather than having plastic surgery so that they can appear younger.
“I would hope a young person would look at me with my grey hair and wrinkly face and say, ‘That’s cool that you are who you are,’” Curtis told Glamour UK in 2019.
“If I met Jamie at 17, I would hopefully be an adult who would say, ‘I see you.’”
The 63-year-old actress told Lorraine Kelly that she has always supported natural beauty, particularly because she has experienced “the trial and error of the other half.” Curtis, who doesn’t think it’s okay to “f**k with your visage,” said she applied the same reasoning to her hair when noticing some grey hairs.
“Wiping out generations of beauty.”
“I tried to do everything you can do to your hair,” she said. “I felt it was humiliating.”
“The term, anti-aging what? What are you talking about? We’re all going to f**king age. We’re all going to die. Why do you want to look 17 when you’re 70? I want to look 70 when I’m 70,” she added.
Jamie Lee Curtis won’t undergo any additional procedures in her lifespan; it can be assumed. She told Fast Company that the “obsession” with cosmetic surgery in society is “wiping out decades of beauty” and that she is worried about it.
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering and the things we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back,” Jamie Lee Curtis said.
“We just don’t know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually, and physically on a generation of young people who are in agony because of social media, because of the comparisons to others.”
“All of us old enough know that it’s all a lie. It’s a real danger to young people.”
Jamie Lee Cutis is a real role model because she speaks out about accepting and valuing our aging beauty and admits that she has had plastic surgery.
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